Transporter bomb

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* Such an attack would typically require the attacking ship to lower its [[shields]], leaving it vulnerable to enemy fire for several seconds while attempting to carry out the attack.  Given the destructiveness of typical [[:Category:SW Starship Offense|Imperial]] and [[:Category:ST Starship Offense|Federation]] starship weapons, such a window of opportunity would probably result in the attacker being crippled or destroyed before the attack succeeded.  In fact, in ''Star Trek'', it is not at all uncommon for an unshielded vessel to be destroyed by a single shot.
 
* Such an attack would typically require the attacking ship to lower its [[shields]], leaving it vulnerable to enemy fire for several seconds while attempting to carry out the attack.  Given the destructiveness of typical [[:Category:SW Starship Offense|Imperial]] and [[:Category:ST Starship Offense|Federation]] starship weapons, such a window of opportunity would probably result in the attacker being crippled or destroyed before the attack succeeded.  In fact, in ''Star Trek'', it is not at all uncommon for an unshielded vessel to be destroyed by a single shot.
 
* Such an attack would typically require the target to be unshielded.  Against an unshielded target, the attacker's weapons would likely be sufficient to cripple or destroy the target without resorting to transporter-based attacks.  See above for the typical result of attacking an unshielded vessel in ''Star Trek''.
 
* Such an attack would typically require the target to be unshielded.  Against an unshielded target, the attacker's weapons would likely be sufficient to cripple or destroy the target without resorting to transporter-based attacks.  See above for the typical result of attacking an unshielded vessel in ''Star Trek''.
* [[Transporter#Limitations|Numerous phenomena]] -- including electromagnetic fields, dense materials, and particle radiation -- interfere with the operation of transporters.  Even unshielded targets of such an attack would likely possess armor or jamming technology capable of interfering with transporter function.
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* [[Transporter#Limitations|Numerous phenomena]] -- including electromagnetic fields, dense materials, and particle radiation -- interfere with the operation of transporters.  Even unshielded targets of such an attack would likely possess armor or [[electronic countermeasures|jamming technology]] capable of interfering with transporter function.
  
 
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